- An influential wedding involving high society is set to take place this week
- The wedding is between Rt Honourable Dimeji Bankole and Miss Aisha Shinkafi Saidu
- Bankole is a former Speaker of the House of Representatives while his bride is the daughter of a serving governor
A former House of Representatives Speaker, Rt Honourable Dimeji Bankole will on Friday, January 15 get married to Miss Aisha Shinkafi Saidu, step-daughter of Kebbi state governor, Atiku Bagudu.
The Nation reports that Bankole is taking another shot at marriage after divorcing his first wife in 2017.
The bride, a lawyer, and graduate of the University of Hull in the UK is a daughter of the governor's wife from her previous marriage.
The bride’s mother is also a sister to a former Zamfara state governor, Aliyu Shinkafi.
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A statement from the Bankole family disclosed that a quiet introduction has already taken place between the two families in line with Islamic and traditional injunctions.
At the introduction ceremony, Sokoto Governor and Bankole’s successor as Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, led the groom’s family to the bride’s family home to seek her hand in marriage.
51-years old Bankole is from Iporo in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state. He is Nigeria's youngest ever House of Representatives Speaker.
An alumnus of both the University of Oxford and the University of Reading, Bankole became Speaker at the age of 37.
He contested the position of Ogun state governor in the last governorship election in the state but failed to clinch the position.
Bankole has practically been in the background since his time as Speaker and at some time ago had a case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the twin daughters of Senator Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora are set to get married.
Mamora is the minister of state for health and his twin daughters, Dahun and Dara got engaged to their boyfriends on the same day.
A video clip that is currently circulating the internet shows the beautiful moment their boyfriends identified as Bayo and Lanre got down on their knees to pop the million-dollar question.
In the video, the two ladies are seen pleasantly surprised by the marriage proposals which took place indoors.
In another development, Katsina governor, Aminu Masari, has assented to the Child Protection Bill which automatically paves the way for underage marriage in the northwest state.
The development means that although the Child Right Protection Bill defines a child as a person below the age of 18 and seeks to protect them from abuse, it will not protect underage persons from being married off.
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